Dean Foods Co.

Dean Foods Co.

Dean Foods Co.

Overview
Date Founded

1925

Headquarters

2711 North Haskell Avenue,Suite 3400,Dallas, TX 75204

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

16K

Industries

Livestock & Animals
Wholesale: Consumer Non-Durables/Sundries
Food

Company Description

Dean Foods is a leading food and beverage company in the United States and a European leader in branded plant-based foods and beverages. The Company's Fresh Dairy Direct segment is one of the nation's largest processors and direct-to-store distributors of fluid milk marketed under more than 50 local and regional dairy brands and private labels. Fresh Dairy Direct also distributes ice cream, cultured products, juices, teas, bottled water and other products. The WhiteWave-Alpro segment consists of the operations of The WhiteWave Foods Company (NYSE:WWAV) which became a publicly traded company in 2012. For more, go to www.thewhitewavefoodscompany.com. Dean Foods owns a controlling interest in the WhiteWave Foods Company which manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, and premium dairy products throughout North America and Europe. WhiteWave Foods is a pioneer in these product categories. Its widely-recognized, leading brands distributed in North American include Silk® plant-based foods and beverages, International Delight® and LAND O LAKES® coffee creamers and beverages, and Horizon Organic® premium dairy products, while its popular European brands of plant-based foods and beverages include Alpro® and Provamel®. Our products are processed with the help of our 25,000 dedicated employees working in approximately 100 plants across the U.S. and Europe. Pure and simple, we ensure Mother Nature's most perfect food finds a place in every home

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer & Director

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Government Affairs

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Executive Vice President, Supply Chain

Executive Vice President, Research & Development

Senior Vice President, Chief Sales Officer

Senior Vice President, Logistics Position

Board of Directors

Principal at JLT Beverage LP

Principal at Hill Family Advisors

Treasurer & Trustee at Friends' Central School

Director at Zale Corp.

Chief Executive Officer & Director at Dean Foods Co.

Partner at 21st Century Group LLC

Executive Chairman at Müller Wiseman Dairies Ltd.

Owner at Stonehill Partners Ltd.

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Smith, Graham & Co. Investment Advisors, L.P. is an SEC registered investment advisory firm. Founded over twenty years ago, we specialize in managing fixed income and equity assets for institutional clients. Smith Graham’s mission is to provide superior investment management services which surpass client objectives while adhering to the highest standards of discipline and integrity. We recognize that the success of our firm is based on our ability to deliver consistent investment outperformance to our clients. The business model that we employ to excel at meeting our clients' investment goals and objectives has four cornerstones. The first cornerstone is our commitment to attracting the brightest and most experienced professionals in the industry. The second cornerstone is our investment teams' adherence to investment philosophies that are well articulated and relevant to the actual workings of the world's bond and stock markets. The third cornerstone is our disciplined and balanced approach to developing investment strategies. The final cornerstone is our ability to implement our strategies through investment processes that are practical and repeatable. Our Partnership Perspective is the centerpiece of our competitive strategy and it gives us an edge in the marketplace where investment managers traditionally operate solely as vendors of performance. Our commitment, in each client relationship, is to elevate our level of responsiveness and understanding of specific objectives to that of a partner. We see ourselves as an extension of our clients' operations where we provide, in addition to performance, significant depth of investment management talent and experience, versatility, and best in class client service. One of the nation's largest minority-owned institutional investment managers, Smith Graham manages approximately $5 billion in assets for a broadly diversified client base.

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Novum Asset Management AG is a Liechtensteiner private company located in Vaduz, with subsidiaries in South Africa, that provides investment advice. The firm was founded in 2012. Jean Borer is currently the CEO of the company.

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Investors Research Corp. provides investment advice. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Recent Transactions
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Dean Foods Co. purchases Uncle Matt's Organic, Inc.

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Dean Foods Co. purchases The Fresh Ice Cream Co. LLC

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Dean Foods Co. purchases Friendly's Ice Cream LLC /Ice Cream Business from Friendly's Ice Cream LLC

Insider Transactions
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Transaction Advisors
Legal Advisor

Advised onSaputo, Inc. purchases Saputo Dairy Foods USA LLC from Dean Foods Co.

Accountant

Advised onDean Foods Co. purchases Horizon Organic Holding Corp.

Legal Advisor

Advised onDean Foods Co. issued Common Stock

Co-Chair, Capital Markets Group

Advised on purchases The WhiteWave Foods Co. from Dean Foods Co.

Legal Advisor

Advised onGeneral Mills, Inc. purchases Mountain High Yoghurt from Dean Foods Co.

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Advised onDean Foods Co. purchases Alpro NV from Vandemoortele NV

Advisors & Consultants
Real Estate Agent

Vice Chairman, Industrial at Newmark Knight Frank

Advisor

Operating Partner at CIC Partners LP

Advisor

Former Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President at Dean Foods Co.

Clients

The WhiteWave Foods Co. engages in the manufacture, marketing, distribution, and sale of branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, premium dairy products and organic produce. It operates through the Americas Foods & Beverages, and Europe Foods & Beverages segments. The Americas Foods & Beverages segment includes plant-based foods and beverages such as soymilk, almondmilk, coconutmilk and cashewmilk, ice cream and frozen novelty products, and plant-based yogurts, and Vega plant-based nutritional products; premium dairy such as milk, yogurt, and cheese; coffee creamers and beverages such as coffee creamers and ready-to-drink beverages under the International Delight, Magicow, Dunkin Donuts, and LAND O LAKES brand names; and organic salads fruits, and vegetables such as packaged salads and greens, fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, and produce-based snacks. The Europe Foods & Beverages segment consists of plant-based foods and beverages, which includes Alpro and Provamel brand beverages using soy-, almond-, coconut-, hazelnut-, rice-, oat- and other plant-based ingredients, and plant-based alternatives to yogurt, culinary creams, desserts, and margarine. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Denver, CO.

Performance Food Group Co. engages in the market and distribution of food products. It operates its business through the following segments: Performance Foodservice; PFG Customized; Vistar; and Corporate and All Other. The Performance Foodservice segment offers beef, pork, poultry, and seafood, frozen foods, refrigerated products; dry groceries to disposables; cleaning and kitchen supplies; and related products used by its customers. The PFG Customized provides fresh product distribution, logistics management, procurement management, and information system interfaces. The Vistar distributes candy, snacks, and beverages to vending and office coffee service distributors, big box retailers, and theaters. The Corporate and All Other segment comprises of unallocated corporate overhead and certain operations; and internal logistics unit. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Richmond, VA.

Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. operates as a franchisor of quick service restaurants, which engages in the service of hot and cold coffee, baked goods, and ice cream. It operates through the following segments: Dunkin' Donuts U.S., Dunkin' Donuts International, Baskin-Robbins International, and Baskin-Robbins U.S. The company was founded on November 22, 2005 and is headquartered in Canton, MA.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2017
Market Capitalization
$980M
Total Enterprise Value
$1.95B
Earnings Per Share
$0.64
Revenue
$7.8B
Net Profit
$58.7M
EBITDA
$322M
EBITDAMargin
4.13%
Total Debt
$913M
Total Equity
$656M
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-6.39%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-7.42%
Enterprise Value Sales
0.25x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
6.07x
TEVNet Income
33.24x
Debt TEV
0.47x
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Consolidated Container Co. LLC develops and manufactures rigid plastic packaging solutions. It specializes in customized mid-run and short-run packaging solutions, serving a customer base in the dairy, household chemicals, food and nutraceuticals, industrial and specialty chemicals, water and beverage, and juice markets. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

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Dreamerz Foods, Inc. provided natural sleep beverages. The company was founded by Amanda Steele in 2006 and was headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Suppliers
Consolidated Container Co. LLC Plastics & Synthetics | Atlanta, GA

Consolidated Container Co. LLC develops and manufactures rigid plastic packaging solutions. It specializes in customized mid-run and short-run packaging solutions, serving a customer base in the dairy, household chemicals, food and nutraceuticals, industrial and specialty chemicals, water and beverage, and juice markets. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Silgan Holdings, Inc. Paper Products | Stamford, CT

Silgan Holdings, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of rigid packaging for consumer goods products. It operates through the following segments: Metal Container, Closures, Plastic Container, and Corporate. The Metal Container segment includes steel and aluminum containers for human and pet food, and general line products. The Closures segment comprises of metal, composite, and plastic closures for food and beverage products. The Plastic Container segment covers custom designed plastic containers and closures for personal care, food, health care, pharmaceutical, household and industrial chemical, pet care, agricultural, automotive, and marine chemical products. The company was founded by R. Philip Silver and D. Greg Horrigan in 1987 and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.

Land O'Lakes, Inc. Agriculture & Mills | Arden Hills, MN

Land O'Lakes, Inc. produces and distributes dairy products. It operates through its dairy foods and feed segments. The firm develops, produces, markets, and sells butter, spreads, cheese, and other related dairy products. The company was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in Arden Hills, MN.

Awards & Honors
Rank #336
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
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Rank #336
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine